Man Confesses To Stealing Furniture

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(Memphis) A man who swore he didn't do it is back in jail, and police say he confessed.

Jeffery Washington is accused of cutting a hole in a woman's storage unit and stealing all her stuff, but he told WREG he didn't do it.

Authorities say he's now coming clean, and he's in even more trouble.

He spent a good 15 minutes telling WREG he didn’t do it back in September.

“I am not lying. I am telling the facts,” said Washington.

You can even watch his full interview here.

Police say he has now confessed to knocking a hole in a woman's storage unit and swiping all her furniture.

“I just knew he was lying. I just knew he was lying,” said the victim.

The victim says she's a private person who doesn't want to be identified, but says she works two jobs, and that while trying to buy a house, she was more than shocked to discover $20,000 dollars of her furniture gone.

“Everything was gone. I mean everything. He took everything out of there.”

Police say Washington had a storage unit next to the victim's on Winchester Road and used his access to knock a hole in the wall, crawl into her unit and steal her stuff.

In September, Washington said he bought the furniture at a yard sale.

“I had no problem with her having her stuff back. But I bought this stuff,” said Washington.

He tried to blame the crime on someone else.

“Before they took me to jail, I wanted him to be right there beside me.”

He's now locked-up for making a false report.  Police say he also falsely accused that same man of pulling a gun on him.

After being arrested for that, investigators say he confessed to stealing the woman’s furniture and trying to sell it.

The victim says she still hasn't gotten all of her stuff back.

“There is no telling how many storage units that he has broken into and no telling how many people have gotten their things stolen. I can imagine how they feel because I know how I feel because I worked very hard for everything.”

The victim says she hopes police can help her find her other missing furniture.

Washington is locked up on a $30,000 bond.

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